Professional Diploma Paediatrics

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Paediatrics is a rewarding and enriching career. As doctors, our role is to help babies and children thrive.

This Royal College of Physicians of Ireland & iheed six-month Professional Diploma in Paediatrics is a new blended learning programme, designed specifically to cater for busy healthcare professionals. Drawing on the expertise of local and international experts in Paediatrics, the course provides graduates will have advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the health and wellbeing of children

The objective is to give a solid grounding in the management of common and important paediatric issues, including the management of both acute and chronic conditions and developmental difficulties.

The programme is provided by iheed, a leading medical education organisation, in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

  • Award title

    Professional Diploma

  • Programme duration

    6 Months

  • Validated by

    The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language

  • Full employment in a medical practice throughout the duration of the programme

  • Medical or health-related science degree granted by a recognised institution

What will I study?

This 6-month online primary care Paediatric programme blends self-directed learning with Tutor-led team-based learning. Throughout the course, you'll engage in:

  • Online group tutorials
  • Tutor-moderated discussion forums
  • Interactive case studies
  • A reflective exercise

Week 1: Infectious Diseases
Week 2: Emergency Medicine
Week 3: ENT
Week 3: Ophthalmology
Week 4: Reading Week

Week 1: Respiratory Medicine
Week 2: Allergy and immunology
Week 2: Pharmacology
Week 3: Cardiology
Week 4: Reading Week

Week 1: Orthopaedics
Week 1: Rheumatology
Week 2: Metabolic
Week 2: Endocrinology
Week 3: Nephrology
Week 4: Reading Week

Week 1: Surgery
Week 2: Medical Oncology
Week 2: Dermatology
Week 3: Gastroenterology/ Hepatology / Haematology
Week 4: Reading Week

Week 1: Screening, inc. new-born examinations
Week 2: Disability and rehabilitation
Week 2: Muscular Disorders
Week 3: Basic science of genetics
Week 3: Neurology
Week 4: Reading Week

Week 1: Development and Behaviour
Week 2: Child Protection
Week 2: Child Psychology / Psychiatry
Week 3: Nutrition
Week 4: Reading Week

Programme benefits

  • Graduates will receive a professional diploma from the prestigious Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, established in 1654
  • Graduates will be taught by renowned paediatric experts
  • Designed and delivered by world leading experts
  • No need to take time away from work or travel to a classroom
  • Local CME accreditation awarded
  • Available anytime, anywhere, on any device

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